TEANECK, N.J. - Lil' Kim is no longer a fugitive in New Jersey. Her real name, Kimberly Jones, was removed from Teaneck's wanted list Tuesday after someone posted $350 bail on her behalf, The Record of Bergen County reported in Friday's editions.
The 28-year-old rapper apparently failed to appear on a marijuana possession charge four years ago and the court had issued a warrant for her arrest. The warrant became known several days ago when the Web site The Smoking Gun reported on it.
Lawyer Mel Sachs said his client believed the case had been resolved and that she didn't need to be present in court.
"She wasn't avoiding the case," Sachs said. "She wants to meet any and all obligations to the court."
Lil' Kim was at her Hillsdale home, the lawyer said, and Teaneck Detective Lt. Dean Kazinci said police hadn't been actively pursuing the warrant.
"Once we had knowledge of it, we checked out a couple of addresses in New York," he said. "It wasn't on the top of our priority list."
A new court date hasn't been set.
Lil' Kim was arrested in July 1996 during a raid at the Glen Pointe condominium of rapper Christopher Wallace, also known as The Notorious B.I.G., Kazinci said. Wallace was fatally shot in Los Angeles eight months later.
Municipal Court Judge James Young issued a search warrant after a police officer reported the odor of marijuana coming from inside the condo. Police found small amounts of marijuana and a half-dozen guns and a crossbow with arrows.